The NSW Ombudsman oversees the systems and processes in place in the Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards for preventing and responding to reportable allegations. The NSW Ombudsman also ensure that the Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards ensures that the Office’s investigative practices are fair and adequate. If you would like further information on the role of NSW Ombudsman please visit their website.
Office of Children’s Guardian
The Office of the Children’s Guardian is an independent statutory authority in NSW Government. The Office promotes and regulates the quality of child safe organisations, services and people. If you would like further information on the Office of Children’s Guardian please visit their website.
The Professional Standards Network Inter-Denomination NSW and ACT
The Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards, Diocese of Parramatta is a Network Member of the Professional Standards Network Inter-Denomination NSW and ACT and meets regularly to discuss best practice in the Royal Commission Recommendations, to be briefed by specialists in the fields of NSW Ombudsman, Child Protection, Child Safe Organisation implementation and receive updates on professional development training for church leaders and laity. It provides a forum and a network to discuss what challenges are being faced by religious institutions in this space and to share resources and services.